Changing Environmental Regulations and the Administrative Procedure Act - Sauce for the Goose is Sauce for the Gander

Event Description

Online registration is closed.  Please contact Tram Nguyen at or 612-278-6316 if you would like to register.


Currently, all bar association programming is REMOTE-ONLY participation. There will be NO in-person attendance until further notice. Thank you.

Deadline to Register: November 16, 2020

This program is sponsored by the ENRE Section.

Over the past twenty years, changes in Presidential administrations have typically led to changes in Federal environmental regulations, often with a new administration seeking to alter the regulatory landscape set by the prior administration. The Administrative Procedure Act (APA), however, presents a hurdle that any rule change must surmount and can provide a check against ill-conceived changes. We have brought together an extraordinary panel of national experts on environmental law and the APA.  They will provide an overview of APA requirements, as well as highlight recent examples of when the federal courts have found the Trump EPA’s regulatory change efforts have and have not passed muster with the APA requirements.  The panel will also discuss how these decisions may provide a road map for environmental rule making by future administrations.


John Cruden, Partner, Beveridge & Diamond  
Bethany Davis Noll, Litigation Director, Institute for Policy Integrity at New York University School of Law
Shelley Welton, Associate Professor, University of South Carolina School of   Law

CLE Credits:

1.0 Standard CLE Credit Approved | Event Code: 330993


Section Member: $25
MSBA Member not in the section: $30
Non-MSBA Member: $35
Law Student: Free

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Wednesday, November 18, 2020

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM